This week on The Kitchen Hour podcast, I’m happy to welcome my good friend, author and blogger Denise Schipani.
Even though on the surface Denise and I might seem different (she’s got a reputation for being a mean mom while I’m all about the happy mom angle), in reality, we have a lot in common: we both love our kids like crazy, treasure family time, and gladly assume a role of authority in our homes.
So what does it really mean to be a “mean mom”, and how can it actually be good for kids? How can we learn to embrace the word “no”? And how can we move past the idea that we’re too busy and distracted to set limits and create family traditions?
In Episode 2 of The Kitchen Hour podcast, Denise and I discuss all of the above and much more. Resources and links from the show:
- In the show, Denise and I discussed the impact of modern-day technology and whether it’s really given us “more time”. I mentioned an article I had recently read. The link to the article no longer seems to be working, but you can see a summary and my commentary as well as my thoughts on Lillian Gilbreth of “Cheaper by the Dozen” fame over at The Happiest Mom.
- If you want to fall further down that “Do our appliances really make our live easier?” rabbit hole, you can check out this book: More Work for Mother.
- Check out how Denise made over her grandmother and mother’s cook-all-day-and-night spaghetti recipe to better fit modern family life in her marinara sauce and meatballs recipe!
- If you just can’t get enough of Denise and I yakking, check out my interview with Denise or her interview with me!
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Thanks again for listening and letting me keep you company during your Kitchen Hour!